The Fruit of the Spirit is – Love

Paper mache Fruit in a bowlIn August St John’s is embarking on a teaching series on The Fruit of the Spirit.

With this in mind Beryl Beavis emailed the following story. She writes:

“Hi everyone, welcome to summer.

“I have had this poem for about 50 years. Dr Ken Moynagh worked as a doctor at Barts Hospital in London but was also involved in the East African revival of the 1950s.

“It seemed quite appropriate as we seek to ‘love one another as I have loved you’.

May God bless you in all your ‘adventures’ this summer.”

Joy is Love exulting and peace is Love at rest
Patience Love enduring in every trial and test:
Gentleness, Love yielding to all that is not sin:
Goodness, Love in actions that flow from Christ within.
Faith is Love’s eyes opened the living Christ to see;
Meekness, Love not fighting but bowed at Calvary:
Temperance, Love in harness and under Christ’s control;
For Christ is Love in Person, and Love, Christ in the soul.

by Dr. K.D.Moynagh

Dr. Kenneth Moynagh was a missionary doctor in Rwanda for many years. In addition to practising medicine he wrote a bit of poetry. In one of his poems he takes the fruit of the Spirit
passage in Galatians 5:22–23 and uses it as a starting point to meditate upon Christ’s work in us.

24th Jul 2014 Posted in: 'tellmystory', News by Stella Jennings 0

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